In recent years, Myanmar has made substantial progress in improving its CRVS system. Under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health (D4H) Initiative, an evaluation of the existing civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system was conducted using CRVS system architecture analysis framework to prepare for an innovative program of strategic CRVS improvement activities.
Ten critical milestones were mapped against Myanmar’s current CRVS system using business process mapping. Four critical steps do not currently exist in the system including: lack of proactive notification of births and deaths; data validation; sharing of individual records with key government agencies; and quality assurance. The other six milestones, although present, are in need of strengthening due to low coverage of death registration, poor quality of cause of death (COD) data, age heaping and errors in COD medical certification.
This paper was presented at the 2017 International Population Conference (IPC) of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), which was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 29 October to 4 November 2017.